Diversion Strategy, Assessment Tool and Pathway Flowchart - Cheshire YJS (February 2021)

Summary:  Attached are Cheshire YJS diversion strategy, pathway flowchart and assessment tool for working with children who can be diverted away from the criminal justice system. 
Age: 10-17
Sex: n/a
Cost: n/a

 

 

Aim:

  • divert children away from the criminal justice system, where appropiate.

 

 

Description:
Attached below are some key documents developed and used by Cheshire yourth justice service in supporting children away from the criminal justice system, where appropriate.

  • Diversion Strategy
  • Diversion assessment tool
  • Pathway flow chart

 

 

Implementing the practice:

  • The pathway was developed collaboratively between the YJS, Cheshire Constabulary and the four Local Authorities in Cheshire sub-region with input from local clinical commissioning groups and health providers.
  • Divert assessments are undertaken by Youth justice practitioners with accompanying specialist health assessments by CAMHS or SaLT practitioners when required.
  • The work with the children is individual to the child, type of offence etc.



Contact:

Youth offending team: Cheshire Youth Justice Services
Name: Tom Dooks
Email: tom.dooks@youthjusticeservices.org.uk